Temple University recognizes academic achievement in several ways.

Dean's Lists

Dean's Lists record the names of those full-time students in each school or college who completed a semester's work with 12 graded credits and meet the GPA criteria as outlined in the Dean's List policy. In addition, part-time students who have accumulated at least 12 graded credits across an academic year (fall and spring semesters) are eligible to be considered for Dean's List recognition in the spring.

For further information, see the Dean's List policy in the Academic Policies section of the Bulletin, check under your school or college listing in the Bulletin, or contact your school or college Advising Center.

Graduation (Latin) Honors

Latin Honors are awarded based on estimation procedures that are intended to yield 2% Summa, 5% Magna, and 9% Cum Laude awards for baccalaureate recipients from each Temple school and college. Graduates who have completed at least 60 credits at Temple are eligible for the appropriate honor if their cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is equal to or greater than the cut-off value established for the honor. (Students returning to the university following Academic Forgiveness may qualify for Latin Honors if they have a minimum of 60 earned hours in addition to the approved earned hours allowed at the time of Academic Forgiveness.)

Awards for August 2023, January 2024 and May 2024 graduates are based on five-year average cutoff scores computed from 2018 to 2023.

The cut-off values for calculating eligibility for Summa, Magna, and Cum Laude Honors for August 2023, January 2024 and May 2024 graduates are listed in the table below along with the schedule for updating the cut-off values.

Latin Honors Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Averages by College
(for August 2023, January 2024 and May 2024 Graduations)

Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude
College GPA (lower threshold) GPA (lower threshold) GPA (lower threshold)
Boyer College of Music & Dance 3.98 3.96 3.93
College of Education & Human Development 3.99 3.97 3.94
College of Engineering 3.95 3.88 3.80
College of Liberal Arts 3.98 3.95 3.91
College of Public Health 3.97 3.92 3.87
College of Science & Technology 3.97 3.93 3.88
Fox School of Business & Management 3.93 3.86 3.79
Lew Klein College of Media & Communication 3.97 3.93 3.88
School of Social Work 3.98 3.95 3.92
School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management 3.94 3.86 3.81
School of Theater, Film & Media Arts 3.98 3.96 3.93
Tyler School of Art & Architecture 3.98 3.95 3.91
University College 3.91 3.8 3.67

Award and Update Schedule for Latin Honors

For Honors awarded in: Cut-offs based on CGPAs for Graduates:
August 2023, January 2024, May 2024 August 2018 through May 2023 (calculated July 2023)
August 2024, January 2025, May 2025 August 2019 through May 2024 (calculated July 2024)
August 2025, January 2026, May 2026 August 2020 through May 2025 (calculated July 2025)
August 2026, January 2027, May 2027 August 2021 through May 2026 (calculated July 2026)
August 2027, January 2028, May 2028 August 2022 through May 2027 (calculated July 2027)